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Creepy Legend Of Zelda Dead Hand Snowman

Video game themed snowmen don’t come much more obscure, or creepy looking, than this thing. It’s based on the Dead Hand mini boss from the Legend of Zelda game The Ocarina of Time, and somehow he looks better when constructed out of hi-rez snow particles. Remember when video game graphics were that bad? Link

Legend of Zelda: Pot Smasher

(YouTube link) Freddie Wong isn’t in the latest Freddie Wong video, but his effects are. Violinist Lindsey Stirling (previously) stars as Link, recreating the pot-smashing moves from the Legend of Zelda video game series. -via Viral Viral Videos

Iron Man in Stained Glass

For geeky glass, go straight to Etsy seller R. Evan Daniels. He’s got pieces for Warhammer 40k, Valve, The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man and more. This depiction of Iron Man used 334 separate pieces of glass, 275 feet of copper foil and 100 hours of work. Link -via Nerd Approved

Happy 27th Birthday, Nintendo Entertainment System

In Feel Old Again news, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console went on sale 27 years ago this week in North America. Yes folks, it was October 18, 1985 when Nintendo Fever first invaded the living rooms of America. The NES came in two bundles to start with: the Deluxe Set ($199.99 [...]

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone, Take This!

As if little Link the Corgi’s outfit wasn’t cute enough on his own, just look at that adorable facial expression. I think he’s ready to save Zelda with his absolute preciousness. Link Via Fashionably Geek

11 Amazing Letters from Nobel Laureates

1. “Nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.” Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous scientist of all time, and father of the world’s most famous equation. For his work in theoreticel physics (“especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect,” according to the committee), Einstein received the 1921 Nobel [...]

72 Scenes from the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, 2012

On September 30, I spent a geektastic day at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. I arrived early and got a look at many booths before they opened (later, they would be swarmed by thousands of attendees). For much of the day I was one of several referees for the Classic Tetris World Championship. [...]

A Beautiful Work Of Cake Art Named Zelda

Meet Zelda, a cake that’s far too beautiful to be eaten, which is too bad because she actually sounds quite delicious: Zelda is half Peach Cake soaked in bourbon, the other half is vanilla cake with a salted caramel buttercream. She was masterfully crafted by Karen Portaleo and the Highland Bakery, whose incredible works of cake art [...]

How 13 Classic Video Games Got Their Names

Here are the stories of how famous video games got their names, and what they were almost called. 1. Pac-Man It’s not easy to create a game based solely on the concept of eating. But Namco employee Tōru Iwatani did just that in 1980 by taking the idea of a pizza with a slice missing, and then [...]

True to Her Name, Zelda Loves Gaming

(Video Link) Of course, being a modern kitten, Zelda’s too hip for old NES games. Instead, she prefers the iPad app “Games for Cats.” Via BoingBoing